Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Program Overview

The Alternative Energy Program provides engineering and science students with a modern applied foundation in Solar PV and renewable energy technology. The program emphasizes learning through team-based, hands-on design and installation projects. The curriculum is a result of a cooperative agreement between Crowder College and the School of Engineering at the Missouri S&T- Rolla; cooperative programs are available at Southwest Missouri State University and Pittsburg State University. Students in the Alternative Energy program include engineering, science, and technology majors. Courses are available in Neosho. 

Explore our Program Options

26 credit hours, can be completed in two semesters 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Major Courses (24 hours) 

AMT 112 – Occupational Safety 

CONS 105 – Intro to Construction 

CONS 108 – Energy Conservation Techniques 

CONS 141 – Electrical 

ENER 105 – Intro to Energy 

ENER 221 – PV Grid-Tied Electric Systems 

ENER 222 – PV Battery-Based Electric Systems 

ENER 265 – Alternative Energy Marketing & Project Management 

60 credit hours 

Orientation (2 hours) 

COLL 105 – Technical Career Development I 

COLL 106 – Technical Career Development II 

Communications (9 hours) 

ENGL 101 – English Composition 

ENGL 102 – Advanced English Composition 

COMM 104 – Fundamentals of Speech 

Mathematics (3 hours) 

MATH 104 – Technical Mathematics 

Civics (3 hours) 

HIST 106 – US History I 

Major Courses (30 hours) 

AMT 112 – Occupational Safety 

CNS 101 – Intro to Electronics 

CONS 105 – Intro to Construction 

CONS 108 – Energy Conservation Techniques 

CONS 141 – Electrical 

DRFT 101 – Intro to Engineering Drawing 

ENER 105 – Intro to Energy 

ENER 221 – PV Grid-Tied Electric Systems 

ENER 222 – PV Battery-Based Electric Systems 

ENER 265 – Alternative Energy Marketing & Project Management 

Approved Electives (13 hours) 

AMT 102 – Intro to Industrial Electricity 

BSAD 150 – Intro to Business 

CONS 245 – Project Management 

DRFT 103 – Technical Drawing 

ENER 156 – Individualized Projects

Competitive Advantages

Short-Term Certificates
and Degree options

Complete the Solar Energy Technician certificate in as little as 9 months or broaden your technical and professional skills by earning an associate degree.

Low Tuition

A quality program, with knowledgeable instructors and an excellent faculty-to-student ration, all at an affordable cost.

Work-Based
Learning

Develop your skills in the lab and the field as you train to safely install, design, size, troubleshoot, and market solar electric systems, along with earning NABCEP certification.

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